• Pardon my absence…

    So you’re probably thinking, ”Wasn’t DC snowed in all week and work was canceled? Isn’t that more than enough time for MPP to write blog posts?” Well, yes. That is true. We were pounded with ~30 inches of snow over the last week. However, as anyone who has lived knows, life isn’t always what you plan it

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  • Debt Update: I'm so close!

    This month I’m paying $1,200 towards my debt—the most I’ve ever paid excluding my tax refund from last year. The money is a combination of $200 from babysitting and $1,000 out of my monthly budget. It’s a crazy plan to make February as frugal as possible. It may be a tight month, but it’s also

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  • February Goals

    February has always been a transitional month from the dreadful January to March, a month filled with family birthdays and glimpses of Springtime. This February is going to be very tight financially, but I am okay with that because it is a short month. FEBRUARY GOALS: 1. See J sometime It’s over a month since

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  • Farewell January!

    Whew! I not sorry to say goodbye to January! It’s definitely my least favorite month, however, the lack of social life and staying in on cold evenings were helpful for my budget. Here’s the recap of January Goals: JANUARY GOALS: 1. Create professional goals after Employee Review Check! Read my goals here. 2. Increase Net

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  • Spending Report: Jan 25 to 31st

    Beginning Balance = $67.37 -$2.oo atm fee -$27.62 groceries -$6.47 chipotle -$12.61 groceries +$13.85 flex spending account +$180 babysitting* Ending Balance: $212.52 *Babysitting Cash: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights I babysat, which makes for a pretty cheap/lame weekend, but I earned $180 this weekend. The remaining money in my account will go towards my debt

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